Oldie Ash feel­ing like a kid again

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - By PAUL HETHER­ING­TON

ASH­LEY YOUNG is 33 next month – mak­ing him the se­nior player in Eng­land’s World Cup squad.

But the Manch­ester United wing-back (be­low) is so ex­cited about go­ing to Rus­sia that he re­vealed he feels like “a kid”.

Young said: “If I look back a year, I don’t think there would be many peo­ple in the press who would have said I’d be go­ing to the World Cup.

“I’m an hon­est per­son and I know that.

“But I never wrote off my chances and now I’m prob­a­bly the most ex­cited I’ve ever been. I feel like a kid.”

And Young knows he has the best prepa­ra­tion for play­ing on the big­gest stage.

He said: “I am used to play­ing un­der pres­sure for United at club level. There is pres­sure there 24/7.

“And of course there is go­ing to be big pres­sure at a ma­jor tour­na­ment when you are rep­re­sent­ing your coun­try. It’s ev­ery player’s dream to go to the World Cup.

“And seeing the con­fi­dence and abil­ity that there is go­ing through the squad, I have got ev­ery hope we can go as far as the fi­nal and win it.”

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